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Thread: JoAnn's fabric widths

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    I was in JoAnn's tonight to pick up some flannel for a quilt back and noticed that the width is no longer 45 inches, but is now 42 inches. Has anyone else noticed that??

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    No, thanks for sharing this information.

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    boy they are determined to take all the fun outta this for us!

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    Not surprised. Just like food, they charge the same price or more and give you less.

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    Most of the fabric I've purchased in the last couple of years is less than 45. Most of the time it's 40-42 or so. Sometimes even less usable fabric if the print on the selvedge is an inch wide.

    I've found this true for all the brands I've bought, not just Joann's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Most of the fabric I've purchased in the last couple of years is less than 45. Most of the time it's 40-42 or so. Sometimes even less usable fabric if the print on the selvedge is an inch wide.

    I've found this true for all the brands I've bought, not just Joann's.
    I agree. Unfortunately, most of the time I plan for only using about 40" of fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klc
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Most of the fabric I've purchased in the last couple of years is less than 45. Most of the time it's 40-42 or so. Sometimes even less usable fabric if the print on the selvedge is an inch wide.

    I've found this true for all the brands I've bought, not just Joann's.
    I agree. Unfortunately, most of the time I plan for only using about 40" of fabric.
    I've also just planned on using 40-41" of the fabric for the last couple of years!!

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    I haven't seen 45" for quite a while now. I now count on 42 and lately it has been more like 41".

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    I just figure 40 inches that way I may or may not have extra.

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    The project I'm working on right now is a flannel quilt. It's made from quilt shop flannel. I'm doing a jelly roll race, making my own strips. I was amazed at the difference in the widths. That and the fact that some selvage prints take up so much room that could be used otherwise. It really doesn't matter for this quilt since it all really gets used and doesn't need to match up but it was an eye opener. Sad thing is, think of all the books and patterns we have that were written for 45 inch fabric. Good thing, I always overbuy for a project!

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